Justin Langer ready to keep waiting on struggling Aaron Finch
Justin Langer on Aaron Finch: "I'm sure he'll come good soon." © Getty

Australia coach Justin Langer has adopted the patience approach when it comes to Aaron Finch‘s prolonged batting slump, and is ready to wait it out some more.

Finch, Australia’s limited-overs captain, has not scored an ODI or T20I half-century in 19 innings – a span during which the team has lost to South Africa in ODIs and T20Is, to Pakistan in T20Is, to India in ODIs and only won a one-off T20I against UAE and now 2-0 in India.

Langer, however, is content to be patient with the 32-year-old who will on Saturday play his 100th ODI.

“He’s such a good player, such a good person, captain of the team, we know he’ll come good,” Langer told reporters in Bangalore. “We just got to keep giving him plenty of care and support. We know he’ll come good. (READ: Langer responds to Maxwell’s ODI promotion call)

“There’s no more destructive player in the world – we talk about ‘Maxi’ (Glenn Maxwell), Marcus Stoinis, a number of our players who can be so destructive – but when he’s going, he is as destructive as a player as there is in white-ball cricket. We know he’ll come good and we’ll be patient with him.”

Despite Finch’s lean run of form, Langer was very impressed with his demeanour as captain.

“Another important part about leadership is that he’s really consistent,” he said. “We haven’t see any real change in his personality or his attitude around the group, so that’s a real credit to him. That’s why he is the captain of the team.”

Australia play India in five ODIs on this tour and then travel to the UAE to play Pakistan for five more.